I had an ulterior motive making those Mississippi style fried oysters the other day - they were the means to an end. The end being these mouthwatering Oyster po' boys.
A po' boy is a traditional sub sandwich from Louisiana and almost always consists of fried meat or seafood on a french baguette.
However, I've grown attached to those brioche buns we made and so I thought to myself - "What better a way to have cornmeal crusted fried oysters than on some homemade brioche buns"? To that add some yummy zingy Remoulade sauce and I think we've got us some very delicious and messy eats.
This recipe for oyster po' boy is actually the point of assembly for 3 recipes previously posted - you'll need to refer to (and print out) -
I know some of you are letting out an 'aw shucks' just about now but seriously, the best way to do this was to place each component in its own category because they're all actually very good recipes even by themselves and I'm sure we'll be referring to them again in the future.
Slice the ham burger buns with a bread knife. Liberally apply Remoulade sauce on the base. Mound oysters on the sauce - The oysters I used were pacific oyster so they were very large and I needed only 2-3 per person.
Layer with some fresh lettuce and a slice of tomatoes. My husband preferred his without the tomatoes so feel free to make adjustments depending on your taste.
You can also make these quite successfully with deep fried scallops or shrimp using the same recipe as for the oysters.
However, I would make these on a weekend and not on a working day. If you want to do this right , you'll need the time to make each of these components slowly, without rush and without feeling like you've spent all day in the kitchen.
We found that these make a refreshing change to usual meat hamburgers. I made 2 batches of oysters & we had some just as is for an appetizer and then continued on to the po' boys. Awesome with ice cold beer and I think it would work quite well for an informal evening with friends.
And as they say in New Orleans, Let the good times roll ~
Laissez les bons temps rouler!